Guest jgar Posted August 22, 2003 Report Share Posted August 22, 2003 I am a new linux user and have never used it before. I have installed Mandrake 9.1 on a Windows98 system with the hardware below: CPU Type Intel Pentium MMX, 233 MHz Motherboard Chipset Intel Triton 82430TX System Memory 64 MB (EDO) BIOS Type Award Modular (05/19/97) Video Adapter Matrox MGA Mystique Audio Adapter Creative SB AWE32 Audio Adapter Floppy Drive GENERIC NEC FLOPPY DISK Disk Drive GENERIC IDE DISK TYPE46 Optical Drive ATAPI CD-ROM DRIVE Optical Drive Traxdata CDRW2260+ Modem Lucent Win Modem The installation was completed OK, but linux will not boot. The boot goes OK until it gets to a line that has hdd: Traxdata CDRW2260+,ATAPI CD-ROM DRIVE and then stops. I can boot with the installation disk and then type in rescue and get a command prompt but I do not know how to fix the problem. I know the hardware is a bit old but I just want to see how Linux goes before I buy a new laptop. Any help would be much appreciated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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